Linen Weave Boomerang by Susan Ashcroft

Linen Weave Boomerang

March 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
328 - 547 yards (300 - 500 m)
adjust to fit your available yarn (minimum 300 m)
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You can buy the pattern individually or as part of either the Linen Weaves or the Spare Boomerangs ebook (3 or 4 patterns for 7 euros).

Not really a boomerang, but then it’s not really woven either….

Linen stitch is one of my favourite stitches and this is one of my favourite shapes.

You start with just a few stitches and knit until you like the size or run out of yarn - whichever comes first - then bind off (special bind-off worked with just one yarn, but which is very easy and gives a nice 2-colour effect).

You can use the pattern to create 2 different versions: one with stockinette bands in the MC and the other worked completely in linen stitch.

Listed as Worsted - which works well, but you can use any yarn weight you like.

Great for handspun because you can use up every last bit of it. Also if your handspun is a bit irregular, it just adds to the effect.

You could also use self-striping or highly variegated yarn for the CC.

For the version with stockinette bands:

Main colour : minimum 200 m.
Contrast colour: minimum 100 m.

For all linen stitch:

At least 200m of each yarn (you’ll use bigger needles, details in the pattern).